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Impeding, Unsportsmanlike Conduct In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Coach Shelley Taylor-Smith describes the instances and circumstances of impeding and unsportsmanlike conduct at the FINA events and Olympic 10K Marathon Swims. Impeding can lead to either a yellow [...]

Shelley Taylor-Smith On Crossing A Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Coach Shelley Taylor-Smith talks about the preparation, both physically and logistically, necessary for a successful channel swim. She spoke near the shores of the Pacific Ocean before she helped [...]

Kansas Eyes On Libby Walker

Courtesy of University of Kansas, Lone Star Lake, Kansas. University of Kansas will host 72 athletes at the inaugural College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) National Collegiate Open Water Championship at Lone Star Lake [...]

5, 21, 53 Years Ago In The English Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yesterday, three legends of the open water had a day to remember. 65-year-old American Pat Gallant-Charette celebrated her 5th channelversary of her 15 hour 57 minute English Channel crossing, [...]

Swimming Safely Across The Bosphorus

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While some foreign athletes and coaches decided not to visit Turkey because of the recent terrorism attacks and coup attempt, Shelley Taylor-Smith was committed to go as the guest [...]

Inequality In The Open Water – Part 1

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In 1991, Australian Shelley Taylor-Smith won the overall title for the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation. She was the top swimmer among all the male and female participants in [...]

Who Is The Greatest Australian Open Water Swimmer?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Chloë McCardel completed her three-way crossing of the English Channel in 2015 in 36 hours 12 minutes, fellow Australian channel swimmer Michael 'Murph' Renford said, "Chloë's success undoubtedly [...]

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